EVERGREEN PARK, Ill., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Company of Mary's Comprehensive Breast Health Center has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
"We are proud to be among the exclusive honorees recognized nationally for their state-of-the-art comprehensive multidisciplinary breast health programs," says Dr. Olga Ivanov, M.D., Medical Director of LCM's Comprehensive Breast Health Center. "Today, breast cancer is a highly curable disease, and in the big picture, women's lives should not be affected by it. We want women not just to be relieved from the cancer but to resume the quality of life they had prior to having it."
About Little Company of Mary's Comprehensive Breast Health Center
The Comprehensive Breast Health Center works with a multidisciplinary team of experts to streamline and expedite care. Under the direction of Dr. Olga Ivanov, a fellowship-trained board certified breast surgeon, patients have access to clinical nurse specialists, plastic surgeons, radiologists and medical and radiation oncologists, just to name a few. The Center is housed in Little Company of Mary's Cancer Center, which is ranked in the top 25 percent of the nation's cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 229-4050 or to take a free breast cancer risk test, please visit http://www.PursuingPainfreeCancer.org/Breast
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